Under the Workplace Safety and Health Act, individuals involved in construction projects have a variety of duties and responsibilities. These legislative requirements are anticipated to be met by external contractors and subcontractors who perform work on University of Manitoba property to keep their employees safe. As such, the University of Manitoba Contractor Safety Program is intended to familiarize contractors and subcontractors with University specific policies and procedures, and how they pertain to their specific scope of work. This is achieved through the mandatory Contractor Orientation, as well as project startup meetings. In addition, contractors are expected to identify any risks or liabilities introduced to the University through their intended work that could impact the University, its operations, or its population during their time on campus, and develop strategies to mitigate these potential hazards. Therefore, the Contractor Safety Program serves as a complement to a company's pre-existing safety program, including their policies and procedures.
The following elements form the foundation of the University’s Contractor Safety Program.
If you have any questions concerning contractor safety please contact Physical Plant at 474-8911.